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VMVCDICM - VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V9.x]

Overview

Duration: 5 days

In this five-day course, you will focus on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud Director® 9.x for service providers. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers (VDCs), and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks, as well as the integrated use of VMware vSAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs and the integration and use of VMware vCloud® Availability for vCloud Director® and VMware vCloud® Director Extender™.

Product Alignment

  • vCloud Director 9.x
  • vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0
  • vCloud Director Extender 1.0
  • vSphere 6.x and later
  • NSX 6.x and later

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Deploy vCloud Director
  • Manage vCloud Director to satisfy service provider needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
  • Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
  • Transfer virtual machine workloads from VMware vSphere┬« into and out of vCloud Director
  • Configure networking for organizations and vApps with the help of NSX
  • Use NSX to create hybrid cloud connectivity between public clouds and private clouds
  • Discuss various customer onboarding scenarios involving vCloud Director
  • Configure the integration with vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

Content

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

2. Software-Defined Data Center

  • Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
  • Cloud computing overview
  • Characteristics of cloud services
  • Categories of cloud computing
  • Describe the VMware product stack for the software-defined data center

3. vCloud Director Concepts

  • Explain vCloud Director concepts
  • Configure and manage provider VDCs
  • Identify storage, compute, and network resources for vCloud Director
  • Create and manage organizations
  • vCloud Director organization VDCs

4. Organization VDCs

  • Organization VDC allocation models
  • Recognize resource allocations for an organization
  • Describe the network types available in vCloud Director (external, organization, and vApp)
  • Discuss the organization and vApp network traffic choices
  • Examine the function of network pools

5. Virtual Machines and vApps

  • Discuss the use of virtual machines
  • Design and manage vApps 

6. Catalogs

  • Create and manage catalogs
  • Manage vApp templates

7. Users and Role-Based Access

  • Describe role-based access
  • Create custom security roles
  • Describe and configure LDAP integration with Active Directory
  • Describe single sign-on
  • Enable a SAML identity provider
  • Describe two-factor authentication

8. Advanced Networking

  • Describe the use and placement of NSX edge services gateways in relation to vCloud Director
  • Review routing with the distributed logical router and edge services gateways in combination with vCloud Director
  • Firewall management in vCloud Director with edge services gateways and the distributed firewall

9. Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Manage provider and organization VDCs
  • Manage VMware vCenter Server® instances and VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Manage vSphere datastores
  • Configure and manage resource pools at the vSphere level
  • Monitor usage information at provider and organization VDCs
  • Analyze vCloud Director logs 
  • Monitor vCloud Director environments with VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ and VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
  • Use VMware vRealize® Business™ for cost management

10. Customer Onboarding and Hybrid Cloud

  • Tenant layer 2 VPN access
  • Tenant SSL VPN access
  • Review options for external connectivity with VPN
  • Import existing infrastructure managed by vCenter Server into vCloud Director
  • Use vCloud Director Extender for hybrid cloud setup and onboarding

11.vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

  • Architecture for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Prerequisites of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director
  • Implementation of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

12. vCloud Director Installation

  • vCloud Director network, hardware, and software requirements
  • vCloud Director setup overview
  • vCloud Director cell design
  • Install and configure the vCloud Director database (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database, or PostgreSQL)
  • Create SSL certificates
  • Configure VMware NSX® Manager™ for a new vCloud Director installation
  • Install and configure an AMQP broker
  • Download and install the VMware public key
  • Use and set up vCloud Director federation

13. vCloud Director API and Metadata

  • Describe tools to access the API of vCloud Director API
  • Use of REST API in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™
  • Describe access to vCloud Director using VMware PowerCLI™
  • Create and update metadata on objects

Audience

Cloud architects, systems engineers, data center administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in a service provider or managed services environment

Prerequisites

This course requires completion of the following course

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] or equivalent knowledge

This course recommends completion of the following e-learning courses:

  • VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals [V8.x]
  • Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V6.2]
  • VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals

Substantial knowledge of TCP/IP networking is helpful.

Certification

This course is not associated with any Certification.

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